WSR 22-05-072
[Filed February 15, 2022, 9:26 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-19-066.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-70-625 Interarticular [Intra articular] injectionsRestrictions.
Hearing Location(s): On April 8, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., video conference via Zoom; or Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002. Dependent on gathering limits, method of meeting will be determined at a later date and posted on
Date of Intended Adoption: April 8, 2022.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, email, fax 360-549-6461, by April 1, 2022.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Melanie Bowdish, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email, by April 1, 2022.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To add a section to set a mandatory stand-down time following a horse receiving an interarticular [intra articular] injection when they are ineligible to race or work to be removed from the official veterinarian list.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This ensures that an interarticular [intra articular] injection that was administered to a horse does not affect the official veterinarians' ability to determine the soundness of a horse scheduled to race or work.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, 360-459-6462.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. Not business related.
February 15, 2022
Douglas L. Moore
Executive Secretary
WAC 260-70-625Intra articular injectionsRestrictions.
(1) Horses which receive an intra articular joint injection are ineligible to race or work off the official veterinarians list for a period of seven days following an intra articular joint injection. The detection of two or more corticoid steroids in a post race sample will be considered stacking and carry a Class C penalty.
(2) For purposes of counting, the date of the injection is counted as the first day. The horse is eligible to race on the eighth day.